Twirling Candy Returns Saturday at Hollywood Park
Grade 1 winner Twirling Candy has rebounded from his roughly run try in the Santa Anita H. (G1) to lead the field in Saturday’s $150,000 Californian S. (G2). Trained by John Sadler, the superb son of Candy Ride has never really run a bad one and should benefit from the cut back in trip in this event. He’ll be ultra tough with something close to his best.
Setsuko ran a huge second in the Big ‘Cap and has been freshened since as he hopes to build on that fine result. Graded winner Gladding has been sharp since arriving in California and could easily rebound from his last showing. Others likely for the race include California Cup Classic winner Soul Candy, Native Diver (G3) winner Aggie Engineer, 2009 winner Informed and Grade 1-placed Victory Pete.